Staff and community members enjoyed appointments with three health specialists from October 21 to 23.
“It was very well attended by the community and staff. Everyone wants to have them all back again and we’re bringing back the massage therapist. A lot of people got some good healing out of it,” says Health Manager Rae-Lyn Betts.
Services included acupuncture, cultural healing and herbs by Dr. Joe Turner, white feather readings by Pam English and bodywork and massage by Kim Littlewood
It was nice to have a bit of an event or mini-wellness fair, says Betts. Normally, there’d be a big one with 10 or 15 different practitioners but that’s not possible with the current COVID-19 restrictions.
“We were fully booked and even had waitlists on most of the practitioners that we brought in.”
Community members wanted to bring Tuner and English back in following a visit in March, which is what prompted the services, says Betts. They’ve been following strict COVID-19 protocols which is what made it possible to have them back, she adds. Littlewood had already been travelling and working with them.
“A lot of people did get different kinds of healing done with them.”
Health services enjoyed by community and staff (PDF)